Leon Blackwood is no stranger to Music and Movement. He began to explore the possibilities of a Dance Career around the age of 15, Performing at community events and with school dance crews. In hopes of building his choreography reputation he started his own Dance Group/ Company, Nu Limit Entertainment. in early 2003. His strong performance skills and signature cool factor have landed him Principal Dance roles in movies such as “Honey”, “Frenemies”, “How She Move”, “Alvin and The Chipmunks 3” (Playing Alvin), Assistant Choreographer and Dancer on “Make Your Move” and the upcoming 2015 dance film “Full Out”. Training in classes and workshops around the GTA and the U.S he joined the cast of one of the most noted Hip Hop conventions in the world “Monsters of Hip Hop” In 2009. Through hard work and dedication he has been able to Danced and/or Choreographed for the likes of Ariana Grande, Down With Webster,, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Victoria Duffield, Jully Black, Blake McGrath, Mandia, Keshia Chante and Danny Fernandes to name a few. for major Events, TV Networks and charities such as the YMCA, Much Music, Toronto District School Board, The Juno Awards . Leon has been able to provide choreography and work along side top choreographers on many projects from music videos to movies to major network programs such as The Juno Awards, City TV’s New Years Bash, So You Think You Can Dance US, So You Think You Can Dance Canada and SoYou Think You Can Dance Vietnam. Leon recently teamed up with Entrepreneur Aaron Libfeld to open Toronto’s newest dance studio The Underground Dance Centre, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Leon has become one of the most sought after Dancer/ Choreographers in the Entertainment Industry.
Julia Garlisi has been performing with Dancetheatre David Earle since 2003. She is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Training Program. Along with being a Senior Dance Artist of Dancetheatre David Earle (DtDE) she has the pleasure of working with numerous Canadian companies, choreographers, film directors, and music producers. Independently, Julia has been fortunate to work with Denise Duric, Janet Johnson, Newton Moraes, Suzette Sherman, Lacey Smith, Toronto Heritage Dance, and The Niagara Dance Company. Choreographically, her work has been commissioned for Guelph Dance Festival, Stratford Spring Works Indie Theatre & Art Festival, DtDE, The Suzuki String School, Dusk Dances Hamilton, and Internationally (Austria, Germany, Italy) for the SIBA Ballet Workshop Gala Performance Tour. Julia also has an active life teaching and passing along the principals of Modern Dance for adult community classes and private school dancers. She teaches technique and repertory for these students at DtDE, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, and the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.